Settlers Vandalize Islamic Jerusalem Cemetery, Spray Racist Graffiti

JERUSALEM, September 10, 2015 (WAFA) – Israeli extremists last night spray-painted racist graffiti on the walls of ar-Rahma Islamic cemetery outside Jerusalem’s Old City, according to local sources.

Shortly after Islamic Waqf personnel discovered the racist anti-Arab graffiti, the sources added, they attempted to remove it, but were prevented from continuing their work by Israeli police.

Meanwhile, some 50 Palestinian women protested on Thursday morning at the gates leading to al-Aqsa Mosque after they were denied entry to the holy site by Israeli police. Police earlier allowed Jewish fanatics to resume their provocative visits to the Islamic holy site.


Violence by specific groups of illegal Jewish settlers is commonplace. They have repeatedly attacked Palestinian property and worship places. Settlers violence includes property and mosque arsons, stone-throwing, uprooting of crops and olive trees, attacks on vulnerable homes, among others.

On July 31, a group of Jewish fanatics killed 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh and seriously injured his entire family, during a predawn arson attack which targeted two homes in the village of Duma, south of Nablus.

The baby’s father, Sa’ad Dawabsheh, died of his wounds at an Israeli hospital about a week later, while his mother, Riham, 27, died of her wounds within a month after the incident.

According to OCHA Protection of civilians Weekly report covering the period between 18 and 24 of august 2015, “Five Israeli settler attacks resulting in injury to Palestinians or property damage were recorded, including the stoning and injury of a six-year-old girl and vandalism to a souvenir shop, both near Al Ibrahimi Mosque in the Israeli-controlled H2 area of Hebron city.”

Al-Haq human right organization stated that, “Attacks by Israeli settlers in the occupied West Bank against members of the Palestinian population and their property are an extensive, long-term, and worsening phenomenon.”